How about a mini tiny house community you can put together yourself with a small group of people and as little money as possible?
The other day I posted a WANTED ad in my local craigslist so I can find a plot of land to rent so I can park and live in my future tiny house on wheels.
I got one response so far and it was another tiny house person interested in the same thing!
As I was emailing back and forth with her I got to thinking about a simpler way to create a tiny house community. I’ve been thinking about this a lot especially since Jay Shafer’s announcement of a tiny village in progress. Unfortunately, that never came to pass. But maybe someday it will still happen.
Estate Neighborhoods for Mini Tiny House Communities?
Most towns and cities have areas that are commonly called Estates where most of the time you can park, live or camp in an RV in the backyard as long as there is a home that meets code on the property.
Why can’t we purchase or lease one of these homes that are normally accompanied by 2.5 acres or more and create our own small tiny house communities?
I figure with a total of just 3-5 tiny homes in the backyard with a monthly fee of $200-$400 each depending on the location and amenities provided that it could really work.
This would generate a total of $600 to $2,000 a month to cover costs. Then you could do one of two things: rent out the big house that comes with the property for additional revenue or charge on the higher end for the plots of land to convert the normal house into a clubhouse for all to use.
Tiny House Community Clubhouse
The clubhouse would be appropriate for parties, family get-togethers, and other social events. But it doesn’t stop there because you can have a:
- fitness center,
- pool table,
- ping pong table,
- study/library room,
- movie theater room,
- and a big kitchen.
You could even use the garage for arts and crafts, rent it out, or use it to store equipment to maintain the property and homes.
Your Turn: How Would You Do It?
What are your thoughts and ideas on a small tiny house community like this? If you were to go about it, how would you set it up?
Would you purchase the property? Would you lease it with the right to sub-lease?
Would you set up an organization of some kind to run it?
Can you see this working in an area that you know of near you? If so please share your thoughts and pass this article along to anyone who might be interested.
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